Silab launches vitamin D active for ageing skin

By Michelle Yeomans

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Silab launches vitamin D active for ageing skin
The French ingredients player has developed a new vitamin D-like active derived from the chicory root for ageing skin.

Vederine is said to contain a high concentration in oligofructosanes and acts in a similar manner to vitamin D, thus restoring the endogenous capacity of aged cells.

With age, the skin synthesis of vitamin D and its specific receptor (VDR) decreases, that combined with lower exposure to the sun results in the weakening of the barrier function of the skin.  

How it works

According to Silab, activating the vitamin D receptor without the need of sun exposure is not a problem for the active.

Mimicking the vitamin, Vederine is said to enable mature skin to regain an optimal epidermal barrier and activates the signal pathways, stimulating the molecular network involved in the terminal differentiation of keratinocytes and accelerates the recovery of the barrier function.

The company points to its in vivo tests on mature skin with a 3 per cent concentration that led to a significant decrease in transepidermal water loss after exposure to sodium lauryl sulphate. “The effect appears after seven days of twice daily applications​.”

The active can be incorporated into all skin care products for mature skin not vitaminated.  


Last month Silab opened an office in Brazil as part of its continued strategy to better serve the South American cosmetic market.

The new entity is said to be dedicated to the promotion of Silab's natural cosmetic active ingredients throughout the whole South American territory.

“As the leader of South American cosmetic markets, Brazil has been naturally chosen by Silab to establish its office,”​ says a company statement.

“Moreover, SILAB and its distributor Cosmotec have been working closely since the beginning of their business relationship, reinforcing their links for this new step.”

This platform, as well as those which already exists in the US, South Korea and China, is under the responsibility of Jean-Philippe Cosson, Marketing and Sales director.





















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